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MedPro International Spotlight: Joely Carrillo, MedProU® Clinical Instructor

Joely Carrillo is competitive, really competitive. A member of the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Society, Joely was a four-time Academic All-American and an NCAA Division I National Champion with four Final Four appearances as a member of the Fairleigh Dickinson University Women’s Bowling team. She competed in the Professional Women’s Bowling Association after college and has competed in and won the National Physique Committee’s women’s bikini division. “I pride myself on being one of the most competitive people in a given room,” she said.

Joely worked in orthopedics, oncology, pediatrics, adult and pediatric emergency, and pediatric urgent care before joining MedPro as a Clinical Instructor in 2022. “As a second-generation Filipino-American, I understand the sacrifice these nurses make when they decide to change their lives and pursue their dreams,” said Joely. The favorite part of her job is making those dreams come true.

Rapid Fire (Short Answers)

  1. What is your strangest habit? Every time I eat GOOD food, I find myself doing a little dance. I’m a huge foodie and will travel near and far for some good grub!
  2. Who inspires you? My mother, Marie. She immigrated to the U.S. from the Philippines in her 20s and started a new life and career. She moved up the ladder at Quest Diagnostics and works as a supervisor. That made a huge impact on my decision to join Medpro. My mom is kind, empathic, and loves fiercely. She is also my best friend and gives me unbiased advice and support.
  3. Favorite holiday? I really enjoy watching football and relaxing with loved ones. Plus, there aren’t many times where you can go back for fifths and sixths plates of food without judgment!
  4. If you could be on a reality tv show, which would you choose? MTV’s The Challenge. I consider myself an uber-competitive person. I’d like to think I’d fare pretty well!
  5. If you had a million dollars, what would you buy first? I would buy stock in an up-and-coming company, so I could have a million more.

 

Lightning Round (Pick One)

  1. AM or PM Workouts? PM Workouts
  2. Cardio or free weights? Free weights. (I compete in bodybuilding, so the heavier – the better!)
  3. Go back in time or into the future? Into the future
  4. Green juice or protein shake? Protein shake
  5. Sneakers, sandals, or heels? Sneakers
  6. Fine dining or food trucks? BOTH!
  7. All-inclusive cruise or national park getaway? All-inclusive cruise
  8. Beyonce, Billie Eilish, or Bruno Mars? Bruno Mars
  9. Loud neighbors or nosey neighbors? I’ll make friends and always have the 411!
  10. Texting or calling? Calling